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Announcements given for Sunday 10/22/23

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Below are the announcements given on 10/15/23.  Please refer to your directory for contact information.

 

Revised Church Mission Statement

Our Church Council approved this revised mission statement at our September 21 meeting. We added values of fellowship and social justice.

Our mission statement now reads:

The mission of Fairwood Community United Methodist Church is to build community through Christian faith, fellowship, service, and social justice where all belong.

 

Youth choir starts Oct 1st 11:15-11:50 in choir room

Youth in grade 5 through high school are invited to sing in YOUTH choir. Rehearsals start on Sunday, October 1st, after Sunday School and illumin8 classes. Meet in the choir room at 11:15am until about 11:50am.

We will be learning new songs and some favorites to sing in church worship services and teach to the congregation. We will also help lead a special Christmas Eve service. Come bring your friends and make a joyful noise! For more information or questions contact Bill or Lori McEwen.

 

Book Club - Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult

Come discuss good books with others identifying as female. The Book Club usually meets on the 4th Thursdays at 7:00pm. via Zoom or hybrid with some in the church parlor. The next gathering is Thursday, October 26th to discuss Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult, co-written with Jennifer Finney Boylan. It explores the secrets we keep and the risks we take in order to become our true selves.
The November gathering is changed to the 5th Thursday (Nov. 30) to discuss Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes .
Contact: Kathy Porter or Donna Stock

 

All Church Conference - Nov 4th 3pm

Saturday, November 4 is our annual All-Church Conference. This is our annual business meeting with our district superintendent and our entire church family is invited. Our D.S., Rev. Derek Nakano, will meet first with the Staff-Parish Relations Committee at 2:00, then the all-church conference will start at 3:00. While only members of Fairwood Community UMC may vote on official business, everyone is invited and encouraged to attend.
What will we do?
• Learn more about our Area-wide M.I.L.E. initiative
• Elect our 2024 church leaders
• Approve our pastor’s salary and do other business such as review our membership report
• Review and evaluate the ministry of FCUMC

 

Trunk or Treat Oct 28th 5:30-7:00pm

Fairwood’s Youth & Children’s Ministries is planning activities and a “Trunk or Treat” for our church families on Saturday, October 28, 5:30 – 7:00pm. You can help make it a fun evening for our kiddos!

•Donate desserts for a cake walk
•Donate candy (feed the green monster in the narthex)
•Decorate your trunk and hand out candy

The Trunk or Treat portion of the festival will be in the upper/back parking lot and run from 6:30 pm until 7:00 pm. Please arrive with your vehicle no later than 6:15 pm. Your “trunk” can be simple or elaborate…it’s up to you. You may bring individually-wrapped candy, but candy donations will also be available.
Sign up using the QR codes here or here’s a link to signup to bring your trunk: https://fcumc.breezechms.com/form/c7b6ce
Contact LJ, Kartha, or Sabrina (our Youth and Children Programs director) for more information.

 

Blessing of the Animals Sunday Oct 22nd 11:30am

Everyone is invited to a short outdoor Blessing of the Animals service after the
regular Sunday worship service on Sunday, October 22nd. We dedicate this event to
Linda Kopp who loved animals. So that people can go home to get their pets, we’ll
start at 11:30am out in the front parking lot.

Bring your pet or bring a picture of your pet to be blessed by Pastor Ferdie. Invite
your neighbors and friends with pets! You don’t need to have a pet to enjoy this
service.
We’ll have a memorial table for our blessed pets of the past. Consider bringing a
picture of pets you’ve loved and include their names on the back for us to see.
Consider donating pet foods (until November 18).
Blessing of the Animals is traditionally done around the Feast of St. Francis and
often with Earth Ministry greening congregations.

 

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